President Takes Charge of NASA



It wasn’t so much what the president said that impressed me but his bearing.  There has certainly been a change (for the better) in how the president is carries  himself since the signing of the health care reform bill.



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27 responses to “President Takes Charge of NASA

  1. Breaking News Alert
    The New York Times
    Fri, April 16, 2010 — 10:39 AM ET

    S.E.C. Accuses Goldman Sachs of Fraud on Mortgage Deals

    Goldman Sachs, which emerged relatively unscathed from the
    financial crisis, was accused of securities fraud in a civil
    suit filed Friday by the Securities and Exchange Commission,
    which claims the bank created and sold a mortgage investment
    that was secretly devised to fail.

    The move marks the first time that regulators have taken
    action against a deal that helped investors capitalize on
    collapse of the housing market. Goldman itself profited by
    betting against the very mortgage investments that it sold to
    its customers.

  2. dog's eye view

    Great news re Goldman Sachs. May they be the first in a series of major fraud prosecutions.

  3. dog's eye view

    In anti-stimulus SC, money is making a difference

    AIKEN, S.C. — Most people in South Carolina didn’t vote for Barack Obama and didn’t want any part of his stimulus cash, and folks in a particularly poor, hard-hit swath near the Georgia line were no exception. Until the money showed up. [And funded 3,100 temporary jobs to clean up the Savannah River nuclear site.]

    …. “I am convinced it’s what kept Aiken’s economy stronger than most communities during these poor economic times,” said David Jamison, president of the chamber of commerce in that solidly Republican city just north of the nuclear facility. “I think it has worked exactly like the way Washington had in mind. … I see it every single day.”

    [McCain carried SC in 2008; Governor Mark Sanford railed against stimulus money for education.]

    … So far, though, that chunk of the $787 billion appears to be doing what the president promised: keep unemployment rates already among the highest in the nation from skyrocketing and give residents some hope that they could fight their way through the worst economic decline since the Great Depression.

  4. dog's eye view

    Hope so, Brian. I think Goldman Sachs should be broken up or taken down to a more accountable and manageable size.

    It’s too big, too untethered, and has the power to do too much for its investors, against the American people’s interest.

    Let Mitch McConnell et al go to bat for GS.

    Actions like this might interest the media and take the wind out of the tea partiers.

  5. Need any further proof Rick Sanchez is an idiot?

    Volcanoes in Iceland, shocking!

  6. dog's eye view

    Third comment on the NYTimes reader thread. (Visit and add your own!)

    from “Financial reformist”: Woo hoo! There is justice after all. The vampire of Wall Street and Main Street is about to be dragged into the light of day! I am certain that they would never have been brought to justice under the Bush Administration. Thank you President Obama!

    Vampire of Wall Street and Main Street seems about right. Defend that, McConnell and Boehner.

  7. nannymm

    Rick Sanchez has had some very good moments, too. That’s why I rather like him.
    Check out this interview with Senator Ensign.

  8. nannymm

    Or this:
    Rick Sanchez Puts End To Obama Birth Certificate Issue

  9. nannymm

    Last one I’ll post. But there are many others that show Sanchez in a very positive light.

    Rick Sanchez on Dan Choi’s arrest

  10. Dooty

    “Need any further proof Rick Sanchez is an idiot?”

    I certainly don’t consider Rick Sanchez an idiot. In fact, as commentators go, I think he is pretty good considering the field. Sure sometimes he is over his head but aren’t we all at times?

  11. Sorry folks I think he’s a buffoon.

  12. nannymm

    You’re entitled to that opinion. Some of us just happen to disagree. 🙂

  13. And you’re entitled to disagree with me, as wrong as that may be!


  14. Dooty

    this should be interesting to follow and see what the fall out might be. I don’t know this person but it is said that she is a Christian music artist and has now come out and said she is gay.

  15. Dooty

    ok ok ok I confess I am a latent heterosexual. There I said. Happy now?

  16. nannymm

    Well, I’m still straight. I was born this way. 🙂

  17. nanny how old when you realized you’re str8, have you ever had same sex sex? LOL

  18. nannymm

    I always knew; or more to the point, I never doubted or even considered that I wasn’t. How ’bout you? When did you know you were gay?

  19. I was being sarcastic nanny, as those are the two questions every gay person gets asked and frankly we’re tired of it.

  20. dog's eye view

    Re today’s thread: my friend in the aerospace industry was thrilled with Obama’s speech. (To paraphrase: best articulated plans since JFK announced moon mission.) It’s been a rough year or so as they waited to see which way the administration would go.

    Here’s link he sent to speech transcript from

    My friend is right.

    Obama rocks!

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